If you're like Joe, you may not have been familiar with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA. SMA is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. Amazingly, SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 babies, and about 1 in every 50 Americans is a genetic carrier.
Cure SMA is an organization leading the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy. By funding and directing comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, Cure SMA provides families the support they need for today.
Joe is happy to spread the word about this important cause, and hopes you consider learning more about this important organization here.